Ask the Angels

Orange, Calif: Double R Books, 1978.

Price: $2,500.00

Softcover. First edition. Compiled by Marcy Blaustein. Photographs by Donna Santisi. Comb-bound at the top in photographic wrappers. 60 individually numbered photos printed rectos only. Slight rubbing, just about fine. Curiously, there is a rubberstamped number ("188") on the rear wrap, whether indicating a limitation, a price, or whatever else, we have not determined. Wonderful and rare compilation of band photos centered around L.A. Punk venues. Artists include Patti Smith (to whom the book is dedicated), Lenny Kaye, Elvis Costello, The Mumps, Screamers, Tom Verlaine, The Ramones, The Runaways (with a good Lita Ford "guitar goddess" shot), The Zippers, Iggy Pop, Dead Boys, The Damned, Backstage Pass, The Dickies, Deborah Harry (including one of her playing together with Joan Jett), Talking Heads, Suzi Quatro, The Weirdoos, and several more in various combinations, and other more esoteric bands. Rare and fragile. Recently reprinted in 2010, *OCLC* locates a single copy of this first edition (at Mills College). Parr and Badger, *The Photobook Vol. 3*, p. 220.

Item #370462

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Ask the Angels. Donna SANTISI, Marcy Blaustein.